Monday, February 1, 2016

Saturday is #PiscoSourDay @OcopaDC

Ocopa is celebrating ‪#‎PiscoSourDay‬ on Saturday, February 6th. In Peru, first Saturday of every February is the official Día del Pisco Sour (Pisco Sour Day).

Guests will be able to enjoy half-priced Pisco Sours ALL DAY, plus $25 Pisco Sour Pitchers and a $25 Pisco Flight!

Drinks include:

La Caravedo / Pressed Lime / Hierba Luisa / Angostura Bitters / Egg White $6

Porton / Lavender / Elderflower Liqueur / Pressed Lime / Egg White $6.50

Porton / Aji Amarillo / Smoked Pineapple / Cointreau / Mezcal / Egg white $7

Porton / Smoked Honey / Yerba Mate / Bonal / Egg White $7

Porton / Chicha Morada / Allspice Dram/ Egg White 6.50
They will also have Infusions/Macerados (house made La Caravedo Pisco infused with fruits and herbs for a full flavored cocktail). Flavors are grapefruit, watermelon pomegranate, kiwi, yerba mate, and mango.

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

.@ChefTeddy & @Maison_Dixon Nashville style hot chicken to take over @VendettaDC & open brewpub this year

Big news today!  Vendetta is being acquired in part by Chef Teddy Folkman (of Granville Moore's and Food Network fame) and Chef Adam Cox of Maison Dixon Hot Chicken (a popular Nashville style hot chicken and southern cuisine that's been popping up lately) who will revamp the menu and eventually convert Vendetta to a brew-pub.  This is great news for food lovers and reportedly will bring Chef Teddy back to the kitchen on H Street where he's been missing largely since opening BAROAK Cookhouse and Taproom in Annapolis. 

The conversion of Vendetta to a brewpub and the incorporation of the Maison Dixon menu will take some time, but look for Chef Teddy to launch a revamped menu of “Long Island Red Sauce” dishes later this week. 

More details as we have this, but this is an exciting development for H Street to not only bring Chef Teddy back, but to also become home to a new cuisine in Maison Dixon's southern fare. 

Monday, January 11, 2016

#FoieFest returns January 13-20

A dozen restaurants located on H Street and Capitol Hill are participating in the Winter Foie Festival January 13th-20, 2016. The event aims to educate diners about foie gras and celebrate the culinary delicacy.
#FoieFest is a friendly competition amongst neighborhood restaurants to see who can take home the Golden Duck trophy for the best foie-centric dish.  Diners select the winner by casting their ballots through an online poll.  The event also seeks to educate the public about foie gras and celebrate the farmers who engage in responsible practices associated with it's production.  

 The Foie Festival is the reincarnation of Foie La La, the annual foie gras event established three years ago by Brad Walker, co-owner of
Boundary Road.  This is the first year that restaurants beyond H Street will participate in the event. Also new this year: support from D'Artagnan, the company that supplies premium Hudson Valley foie gras products to restaurants across the United States.

We'll share the full list of Foie Festival participants and more information about what they're offering soon.  One item we're definitely not going to miss the chance to try: Boundary Road's Chai-rubbed foie with smoked pear French toast, pomegranate-poached persimmon, pickled ramps, and duck cracklin'

Monday, December 14, 2015

Nearly 600 Dear Santa letters at Brentwood Post Office need fulfilling. Can you help?

The Brentwood  Post Office has "Dear Santa" letters from nearly 600 kids (and their parents, grandparents etc) who are asking for toys, clothes, bedding and other items for Christmas 2015.  USPS is asking for donors to help fulfill these wishes.  One little boy wrote that this is the 2nd year he's asking for something, since he didn't get a reply last year.  
Donors can fulfill all or part of the requests in a letter; or substitute a more general age-appropriate gift (bear, doll, book, some socks).  Individuals can pick up to 10 letters; organizations and offices can take up to 25, Saturdays 9 to noon; and Mondays Through Fridays until December 21, when all packages are due back. Brentwood Post Office - 900 Brentwood Road, NE, WDC 20066  (202) 635-2130
**Pick up letters 9 to 3 through the 21st (Monday through Fridays and Saturdays 9 to 12).   You will be asked for Driver's License Info and phone number.  (When you arrive, ask at guard's desk for Sherry or for a Secret Santa Employee to come out).
Gifts should be wrapped, marked with the # of the letter, and put into a sealed shipping box (w the # of the letter on the outside) NO later than Monday, December 21
NOTE:  If you can't get to the Post Office, the Friends of the Rosedale Library has picked up 20 letters, which you can select from and deliver the gifts to us; or you can make a donation for a specific letter or towards the general fund.  Contact Dana Wyckoff, 571-213-1630
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Po Boy Jim to Host "Po Boy for a Toy" drive on Friday, December 18

Po Boy Jim (709 H St) will host a "Po Boy for a Toy" drive on Friday, December 18, starting at 11 a.m.  Bring them a new toy, and they will give you one free traditional po boy in return.  Collected toys will be donated to the Children's National Foundation.

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

8 Crazy Nights of Hanukkah at Star & Shamrock

Star and Shamrock Celebrates Hanukkah with 8 Crazy Nights of Specials

Star and Shamrock (1341 H St), H Street’s Irish-Jewish fusion tavern is kicking off the holiday season in style with its annual “8 Crazy Nights of Hanukkah” from Sunday, December 6 through Sunday, December 13.

“Hanukkah can kind of get lost in the holiday season shuffle” says co-owner Jason Feldman. “We thought it would be fun to make it our focus for the week and turn the Festival of Lights into a Festival of De-lights”

In addition to Star and Shamrock’s usual menu of NY deli inspired sandwiches, wraps and seasonal entrees they will offer holiday food and drink specials.

By night:


1.    Get Lit with Star & Shamrock

2.    Shaygetz’s Bangers & Mash

3.    Whiskey Festival of Flights

4.    Mensch’s Latke Poutine

5.    Celebrate with Shmaltz Brewing Co. & Robby’s Bar Bingo

6.    Shiksa’s Planked Salmon or Cod

7.    Kabbalah Shepherds Pie

8.    Jameson ‘Jew’ Fusions & Gift-aways

They will also feature $5 Reuben Rye Corn Dogs & He’Brew Chanukah in Kentucky Ale every night.

Friday, November 20, 2015

Ten 01 grand opening Saturday, 2 pm


Family behind Ben’s Chili Bowl opens new restaurant; Rep. Norton to lead ribbon-cutting ceremony
WHAT:            TEN 01, a new restaurant on trendy H Street NE, will hold its Grand Opening Celebration this Saturday, Nov. 21
                          The ribbon-cutting ceremony will be held at the restaurant’s rooftop bar overlooking H Street. The day will feature all-day happy hour specials, including $2 off signature cocktails and draft craft beers, and $5 select wines.
WHEN:            Saturday, November 21, 2015 -- 2 p.m.
WHERE:          TEN 01, 1001 H St. NE | Washington, DC 20002
WHO:              distinguished leaders including Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton.
                          Bernard Demczuk, Ben’s Chili Bowl Historian – Emcee 
DETAILS:        The latest venture from the Ali family, founders of DC institution Ben’s Chili Bowl, TEN 01 embraces the “foodie” scene with Executive Chef R.L. Boyd’s shareable small-plates menu that pairs seasonal, fresh, and fun food with delicious cocktails, to be enjoyed alfresco on the year-round rooftop terrace with heaters or the beautiful reclaimed white barn wood-laden main floor dining area with central look-around full bar.For more information, visit